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Chris Sommers MBA '19 and Michael Simons MBA '19

Class Connection Leads to VP Job

Posted on 7/12/2019 - 3 minute read

Michael Simons MBA '19 and Chris Sommers MBA '19 met in Concordia Irvine’s MBA program. Within a month of graduating, Chris hired Michael to be his company’s vice president of finance.

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William and Jaime Buda

‘Dual Enrollment’ Leads to Couple’s Promotions

Posted on 7/12/2019 - 2 minute read

William MBA '19 and Jaime MBA '19 Buda did something brave — enrolled as a newly married couple in Concordia Irvine’s MBA program. The result was a deeper personal relationship, and promotions at their respective jobs.

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Greg LeFever

Experienced Entrepreneur Learns New Skills in MBA Program

Posted on 7/12/2019 - 3 minute read

Greg LeFever, 51, had plenty of business experience under his belt, having run a $300 million marketing budget for Land Rover and started his own corporate wellness business, but Concordia’s MBA program taught him new skills that he put to use right away — and helped him bring in more business.

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CUI alumnus Ryan Ellis ’03, President of Travis Mathew

Next Gen Golf Apparel

Posted on 4/3/2019 - 7 minute read

Ryan Ellis ’03 helped the Eagles win their first men’s basketball national championship. Today, he is president of Travis Mathew, the hottest men's apparel brand for work and play.

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Tags: Magazine, Spring 2019, alumnus

Diego Del Risco Orbegoso

Diego Del Risco Orbegoso: Seizing Opportunities

Posted on 1/11/2019 - 3 minute read

Student Diego Del Risco Orbegoso had the opportunity to grow up in the U.S. at a young age when his parents emigrated from Peru. Today, he is excelling at everything from business plan competitions to swim meets as he makes the most of his CUI education.

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An Inside Look At Going Public

Posted on 6/21/2018 - 1 minute read

Ryan Austin spent his last semester at Concordia interning for The New Home Company (NHC). During his internship, Ryan was a part of an important transition for the company: NHC when it went public.

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Paul Grieve holding chicken

Out To Pasture

Posted on 6/21/2018 - 8 minute read

Paul Greive left a steady job to start a pasture-raised chicken farm with his family. The business has found growing success in the past three years.

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Joshua Mundell talking

Neighboring Well

Posted on 6/21/2018 - 3 minute read

Way back when, people would ask neighborhood kids for help with household chores—moving furniture, hanging pictures or watching children. Joshua Mundell ’17, business graduate and current MBA student, wants to bring those days back—with an entrepreneurial twist.

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Johanna Sceresini

An International Perspective and A Dream Fulfilled

Posted on 5/24/2018 - 2 minute read

During her childhood in Argentina, Johanna Sceresini, MBA ’15 was drawn to Warner Bros. TV shows, movies — even their logo. She purposed in her heart to work for Warner Bros. someday. With the help of CUI’s MBA, she achieved that dream.

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Angela Ferguson

Achieving Professional Growth Through CUI's MBA

Posted on 3/23/2017 - 2 minute read

For Angela Ferguson, deciding to earn her MBA through Concordia University Irvine was an easy decision. She knew CUI had a recognizable and reputable name, but it wasn’t until she started to look closely that she discovered even more compelling reasons to attend.

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Tags: business, development